<aside> 👋 Communication at Remote At Remote our main form of communication is asynchronous communication. We also use loom and zoom recordings to share communication with each other and limit meetings, when communication can be shared async and we were able to solve a problem before a call/ meeting. We always use our values, as well as our DEI principles when we communicate and engage each other daily. We encourage everyone at Remote, regardless of who and how you are communicating to utilize these guidelines to create effective and inclusive daily communication.


🙋🏼 Tips for effective communication

When in doubt, always refer back to Remote’s values when communicating with others.

<aside> 🚫 Remote has a zero-tolerance policy regarding our standards as described above.


🕰️ Use UTC when Referencing Time

Use Coordinated Universal Timezones(UTC) as the format for scheduling events and estimated delivery dates. This makes sense for anyone at any time of the day regardless of the timezone.


📗 Preferred Language - English

At Remote we have standardised language to English. It's widely spoken and as close to an "international language" as it's possible to get, being the official language for both sea and air. External communications should be done in US English (en-us), but internally you can speak in which ever variant you're native in or most identify with.

Default to Asynchronous Communication

<aside> 🚆 Always favor asynchronous(async) communication over synchronous(sync) communication. Sync communication is costly, interrupts peoples’ thought processes, and hinders productive execution. When there is a need to use sync methods, ensure it is for the right reasons, and document the meeting. Please be pragmatic at all times and be mindful of limiting attendance numbers. Such reasons can include:

  1. A material decision is needed and the additional focus and dynamism from a short meeting will aid this.
  2. Async communication on a complex issue has become unwieldy and people are confused. A short meeting is needed to clarify things before reverting to async.
  3. Developing rapport, improving soft skills or delivering tough messages.
  4. Exec offsites for strategic planning. </aside>

Main Article - Working Async at Remote

🤝 Meetings at Remote

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